Vegan diets could help people lose nearly a pound a week and slash their diabetes risk 'by boosting good gut bacteria'
Balanced vegan diets limit calorie intake and provide more fiber
One expert said the findings
By Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mail Online
Published: | Updated: 1
9:50 EDT, 16 September 2019
Going on a vegan diet could help people lose almost a pound a week and slash their risk of diabetes, according to a study.
Scientists suggested changes in the life of carbohydrates in the space of just four months.
Out of 148 people in a study,
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Out of 148 people in a study, 73 of them had to lose weight, as well as to improve their bodies' ability to absorb sugar from their bloodstream
Scientists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC tested the effects of a vegan diet on a group of 148 people.
Some 73 of them had to abide by a meat and dairy-free diet for 16 weeks and have tested their weight.
The remaining 75 made no changes to their diets ] All the vegan participants lost weight during the study, shedding almost a stone on average, with the most weight loss 15.2lbs (6.9kg) and the least 10.3lbs (4.7kg).
Most of the weight loss was through fat burnt, and their insulin sensitivity 'increased significantly'.
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Experts commenting on the study said, "What does it mean?" bodies.
'VEGANISM' REDUCES RISK.
'VEGANISM' REDUCES RISK.
'VEGANISM' REDUCES RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES '
A study by Harvard University found that eating a plant-based diet reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Looking at details of more than 300,000 people from nine other studies, researchers found people who
The die-hard vegans and vegetarians reduce their risk of diabetes by 23 per cent when compared to those who were not strict with themselves.
Although the research c ouldn't give a definite why for the connection, they suggest it's because of plant-based diets to improve insulin sensitivity and blood pressure, reduce weight gain, and reduce internal swelling – all of which can contribute to type 2 diabetes.
JAMA Internal Medicine published in July this year.
'Some "vegan friendly" products can contain added salt, free sugar or saturated fat;
That said, evidence has been shown to include certain foods in plant-based diets – such as fruits, vegetables and wholegrains – have been associated with reducing risk of type 2 diabetes.
'We know that losing weight if you overweight or obese can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.'
They found that as the people who lost weight in the participants of the study 'called Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and the vegans had an' abundance '.
However, King's College London's Professor Tom Sanders said this study could not be linked to bacterial changes directly to the weight loss.
He said: 'The diet used to be a low fat vegan diet typically vegan diets usually contain 30-35 percent energy from fat.
'However, it is not possible to attribute these changes to the good microbial flora (these are already well known to change on a vegan diet so it is not a novel finding).
'However, it does not seem like it is carbohydrates dietary carbohydrates '
Dr Ian Johnson, of the Quadram Institute in Norwich, added:' What we certainly can not do without the further research into the changes in good bacteria is the loss or the improvements in metabolic health.
'Without other information, simple correlations can not prove causality. '